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Dr. Wolf has experience working in institutional research, effectiveness, assessment and strategic planning within higher education. His work has focused on the use of data analytics to make strategic business decisions and process improvement. He is a member of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Research Evaluation Working Group. An international group of practioners working towards fair research assessment practices.

Dr. Wolf serves at the Assistant Vice President for Research & Chief of Staff at the University of Kentucky. In this role, he serves senior leadership as an advisor on strategic priorities, programs, and services that support the research community across campus. In addition, Dr. Wolf is the Director of Research Analytics which maintains robust research business intelligence tools, data analytics, reporting, analysis, and assessment tools. 

Research Interests

Professional research interests include: the use of data analytics and business intelligence in decision-making, and impact of social network analysis.

Personal research interests include: equality issues related to gender and sexual minority populations, campus climate, and capacity building.

Courses Taught

AN/MKT 306: Business Intelligence and Data Visualization Gatton College of Buinsess and Economics, University of Kentucky 

ISC 497 Special Topics: Data Analytics and Storytelling with Data Integrated Strategic Communications, College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky


Masters, Public Administration, Eastern Kentucky University


Bachelor of Science, Berea College


External positions

Symposium Chair, Annual Meeting, Society of Research Administrators International

2020 → …

Responsible Evaluation Group, Member, International Network of Research Management Societies

2019 → …

Data Integrity Committee Chair, Society of Research Administrators International

2019 → …

Advisory Board, National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute



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